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ALL THESE PATTERNS ARE GENUINE FIRST WORLD 1914-18 PATTERNS, AND ARE IN MY OWN COLLECTION The patterns on these pages are genuine designs and patterns produced during the years of the First World War 1914-1918 and were approved by various councils and committees concerned with the comfort of our fighting boys and girls overseas and in the many hospitals around the UK and at Red Cross stations all over the world in the midst of battle.
vintage first world war knitting and crochet patterns

Field and Hospital Comforts: 1914-18 Great vintage knitting and crochet book full of patterns for comorts for the servicemen at the front and in the trenches. Crochet was more popular at this time, but there are over 20 patterns for various items that would be useful to the boys fighting away from home and in hospitals overseas as well as at home. Mothers, sister, wives and sweethearts along with young girls clicked away with their needles and flicked across with their crochet hooks at every spare moment they had. Below you will find a selection of these patterns available as pdfs or photocopies. If you go to the main service pages you will find another booklet and some more interesting items from these long ago years.

available as marked next to each picture as individual patterns

vintage helmet knitting pattern first world war

FHC18-3: Great vintage First World War knitting pattern for helmet with cape. Knitted in double knitting yarn and to fit average head. These instructions are very basic and simple to work. Knitted on 4 needles.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

first world war knitting pattern servicemans hata nd scarf FHC18-4cr: Great vintage crochet scarf-hood pattern from 1914-18 First World War. This one is for a hooded scarf to keep the chills at bay simple to work in double knitting wool.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage first world war knitting pattern riflemans gloves FHC18-5: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for Rifleman's mittens 1914-18 First World War. First finger (trigger) and thumb left open. Knitted in vintage double knitting on 4 needles.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage first world war armlets knitting patterns FHC 18-8-1: Great vintage chest protector knitting pattern 1914-18 First World War. This is for a body or chest protector that buttons round the waist, again knitted in vintage double knitting wool. No sizes given.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage first world war chest protector knitting pattern FHC 18-8-2: Great vintage armlets knitting pattern 1914-18 First World War. Armlets were worn under coats and over shirts for extra warmth and knitted in vintage double knitting.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage first world war mans under shirt or vest knitting patterns FHC 18-9: Great vintage undershirt or vest knitting pattern 1914-18 First World War. Great essential item - easy to knit, no sizes given.To recreate work a tension square on the size needles suggested in modern 4ply and alter number of stitches as required.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage first world war sleeping bag crochet pattern 1914 FHC 18-10cr: Great vintage sleeping bag crochet pattern 1914-18 First World War. Fabulous item! Here are instructions for crocheting a sleeping bag with lining. No sizes given, but tells you how long to crochet each part that is joined together - simple instructions.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage 1914 first world war crochet bed jacket service men FHC 18-11cr: Great vintage bed jacket crochet pattern 1914-18 First World War. Essential item in chilly hospital wards during the Great War. Worked in one peice, again no sizes given, probably just average chest.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage first world war 1914 boldster and blanket crochet patterns FHC 18-12cr: Great vintage crochet pattern for bolster pillow and blanket from 1914-18 First World War. This pattern has instructions for the cushion or pillow and the blanket both worked in double knitting wool, pillow measures about 20 inches in length and the blanklet is about 48 x 72 inches, but could be worked to any size as with the pillow. So essential, as hopsitals were so short of supplies during those desperate years.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

FHC18-13: Great vintage knitting pattern 1914-18 First World War. Scull cap for wearing under helmet - you can see that these did not change for the Second World War - many of these patterns were used in both wars and some even for the previous Boer War! (1899-1902) The body belt was very useful for extra warmth and simialr ones were indeed worn in most wars and at home! Vintage double knitting wool was used.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage first world war hospital stockings knitting pattern 1914 FHC 18-14: Great vintage knitting pattern 1914-18 First World War. Hospital stockings, another essential for those laying in bed for long periods of time, here shown with or without feet. Knitted in vintage double knitting wool.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage bathroom slippers first world war knitting patterns FHC 18-15: Great vintage knitting pattern 1914-18 First World War. This is a simple pattern for knitted bath slippers or bedroom slippers, pre made soles needed or home made ones from cork, suede, leather or other waste materials or crocheted. A crochet pair are also included in this pattern.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage first world war hot water bottle cover and pad

FHC 18-16-1cr: Great vintage crochet hot water bottle cover pattern 1914-18 First World War. Essential in every hospital!!! this one is crocheted but a knitted one was equally as popular and so easy to work in double knitting. So easy to make.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage first world war knitting pattern wither pad FHC 18-16-2cr: Great vintage WITHER PAD crochet pattern 1914-18 First World War. Well, this is unusual - it was for a horse, under the saddle or pack across the withers. And it has been suggested that it would have travelled with the serviceman rather than the horse.  It was made from 4 crochet peices, 2 measuring 6 x9 inches and 2 measuring 9.5 x 13 inches.

photocopy £1.25

pdf £1.00

vintage service mens knitting pattern 1940s

Scotch Wool 7w2: Great vintage knitting pattern for serice men, helmet and two different scarves, these leaflets were suppled free for knitting for the forces during both the war. This may have been issued during the First World War 1914-18 as it is similar to a 1920 pattern that I have for service knitteds.

photocopy £1.99

pdf £1.50

soldiers comforts 1940's service knits 1940

Soldiers and Sailors Comfortsw1: A very early vintage Patons pattern book WW1. Known as the Great War which was fought from 1914-18. This is a fabulous little book, patterns are from 1914-18 war and possibly Boer war. There are instructions for caps, or balaclava helmets, (see below) gloves mittens, comforter (chest warmer with polo neck) waistcoat,( see below crocheted) cardigan knitted on 4 needles to fit 36" chest but this can be altered by adding stitches as it is a very simple pattern. Hospital shoe, sock, over boots and slippers  and would you beleive a Cholera Belt! These were worn it was believed that keeping the stomach warm would ward off dysentry, beri beri and cholera!

individual patterns shown below

vintage service knitting patterns 1940's

Soldiers and Sailors Comforts-1w1: Helmets or caps. From 1914-18 war. Vintage knitting patterns from the above book includes 4 different styles including this one. Large and small sizes for one of them. It says that this one is recommended by the war office. Knitted in vintage 3ply (modern 4ply) and vintage 4ply or modern double knitting.

photocopy £1.50

pdf £1.00

vintage services knitting patterns 1918

Soldiers and Sailors Comforts-2w1:  From the above book vintage knitting patterns from The Great War 1914-18. This is a CROCHET pattern for a waist coat, no size given. Worked in double knitting, work tension square first.

photocopy £1.50

pdf £1.00

vintage knitting services patterns 1914

Soldiers and Sailors Comforts-3w1: This is the hostpital slipper from the above book from the Great War 1914-18, included in this pattern is hospital shoe,or sock, over sock, Hospital stocking, and this rather super slipper, the slipper is CROCHET, but the others are knitted  - you will also get the instructions for the two CHOLERA BELTS.

photocopy £1.50

pdf £1.00

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